Oklahoma Lottery transfers $2.8 million more to education - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Oklahoma Lottery transfers $2.8 million more to education

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials at the Oklahoma Lottery say they're transferring $2.8 million more than what was planned to public education.

Officials say contributions from the lottery totaled more than $60 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30. More than $685 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.

Executive Director Rollo Redburn says that as in previous years, the Oklahoma Lottery strives to exceed financial expectations and will continue to raise the bar in the effort to provide much needed funding for Oklahoma education.

Net proceeds of all lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. Lottery funds help pay the debt service on a higher education bond issues as well as equipment and the salaries and benefits of public school teachers and support employees.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

    Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:20 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:20:28 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-07-22 12:41:15 GMT

    As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team.

    As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team.

  • Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

    Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:49 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:49:17 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 12:22:45 GMT

    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

    Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

  • 149 dogs rescued from dog eating festival

    149 dogs rescued from dog eating festival

    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 10:22:19 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 10:22:19 GMT

    Humane Society International rescued 149 dogs in all from deplorable conditions.

    Humane Society International rescued 149 dogs in all from deplorable conditions.

Powered by Frankly